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Dutch chess loses sport tax privilege

From 2022, Dutch chess clubs and events have to pay VAT, unless they claim to be ruled as small enterprises with an annual turnover below €20,000. Mind sports are losing the tax privilege in the Netherlands following a ruling of the European Court of Justice in 2017 that Bridge is not a sport for the purposes of the VAT directive, which confirmed the rejection of claims of the English Bridge Union with support from the English Chess Federation to become accepted as sport.